A taste from our Hygge Evening
We’ve been told a number of times here at Oliver’s that we have ‘Hygge’ – which is a lovely thing to hear considering Hygge was actually Lisa’s inspiration when she opened the Cafe.
We took it one step further by starting our own “Hygge Nights” – to which our first hygge night sold out. Due to it’s popularity, we’ve announced another! We thought we’d share the recipe for the Roasted Red Pepper Soup from our first evening as well, ’cause we’re nice like that.
- 3 Deep red peppers, halved & de-seeded.
- 1 White onion, unpeeled & halved.
- 4 Cloves of garlic, unpeeled.
- 2 Sticks of celery, sliced & chopped.
- 500g Plum tomatoes.
- 450ml Vegetable stock.
- 2tbsp Olive oil.
- 2tbsp Tomato puree.
- 1tbsp Sundried tomato paste.
- 1tsp Flaked chilli.
- 25g Butter.
- Salt & coarsely ground black pepper.
Pre heat oven to 200C/gas mark 4. Place the pepper & onion halves (cut side down) along with the plum tomatoes & garlic cloves into a baking tray & drizzle with the olive oil. Bake at the top of your oven for 30 mins or until the vegetables are roasted & tender.
Meanwhile melt down the butter in a large pan over a medium heat and saute the chopped celery for 4-5 mins. Not too hot, don’t burn the butter.
Make up the vegetable stock adding the tomato puree, sundried tomato paste & the chilli flakes. Mix well and then add to the sauteed celery. Remove from the heat.
When the baked vegetables are ready remove the peel from the onion & garlic cloves roughly chop them & add them to the pan along with the plum tomatoes. Place back on to a low to medium heat & using a hand blender blend until the soup is smooth
Season to taste & gently simmer until the soup is at a comfortable edible temperature. Don’t allow the soup to boil. Serve with ciabatta bread & enjoy the moment, preferably in your pyjamas in front of a fire
Get your soup on
We’re absolutely stunned by the response we received for our first hygge night; so obviously, we have to do another! The next event is at Oliver’s on Thursday the 9th of March.
More information about the evening can be found HERE. We hope to see you soon, hyggespreders.